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    why not use cash to reward employees?

    Posted by brian on 10.08.2019

    WhyNoCash

    Attracting and retaining key talent has always been a top concern for business leaders and it is especially so in these days of historically low unemployment. Without accurate intelligence, business leaders are tempted to throw cash at the retention problem. Cash is King, right? So why not use cash to reward employees? Because research shows that tangible rewards are far more effective than cash.

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    Topics: Employee Reward Programs, Non-cash Rewards, employee engagement, Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Incentives for Employees, Motivating Employees, tangible rewards, lower turnover

    Should Employee Engagement and Company Culture be a job for Marketing rather than Human Resources?

    Posted by heidi on 09.25.2019

    Improve Company Culture

    Studies and experts confirm that companies with higher employee engagement are more profitable, have lower turnover, higher shareholder value, greater productivity and more. Companies with a positive corporate culture enjoy higher levels of employee engagement and better attract and retain talent. In the years since these initiatives have surfaced in corporate America, Human Resources has typically been charged with both increasing employee engagement and building a positive corporate culture. Are these initiatives better suited to the Marketing department?

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    Topics: Employee Incentive Program, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, Reward Employees, Company Culture, Human Resources

    Company Culture & Employee Engagement: the Impact on the Customer Experience

    Posted by brian on 09.03.2019

    Customer Experience

    Employee engagement, company culture, customer experience: These three components can’t exist in a vacuum. A company with a strong culture has highly engaged employees, who therefore positively impact the customer experience. Where to start?

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    Topics: Customer experience, employee engagement, improve employee engagement

    The Cost of Employee Turnover

    Posted by brian on 08.06.2019

    Employee Turnover

    A recent survey of Chief Executive Officers finds that retaining talent is the #1 internal challenge and concern. CEOs must balance long-term goals and short-term results. Regardless of the demographics of the workforce, all employees want to know that their work has meaning and that they’re appreciated. Rewarding and recognizing employees for excellent performance is on every list of ways in which to retain employees. Employee turnover is disruptive and expensive. Here are some factors that contribute to the cost of employee turnover:

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    Topics: Employee Retention, employee engagement, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, Employee Turnover

    Want Higher Employee Engagement? Build a Culture of Recognition

    Posted by brian on 05.30.2019

    EmployeeRecognition

    Although employee engagement has been a priority for many organizations, only 32% of U.S. workers are engaged in their work, according to a Gallup study. Because companies with higher employee engagement outperform their competitors by over 200%, this is increasingly important. Earlier this month we discussed signs of a negative workplace. Here we’ll discuss how to build a culture of recognition that leads to higher employee engagement.

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    Topics: Employee Recognition, Employee Recognition Programs, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees, Reward Employees

    Can you Hire an Engaged Workforce?

    Posted by brian on 05.08.2019

    Hiring Engaged Employees

    “Don’t try this at home!” How many times have we heard that directive? In most cases, it’s because although something may look easy, it’s probably because it’s being done by professionals. This is also true of employee engagement, recognition and incentive programs.

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    Topics: Engaged Employees, employee engagement, improve employee engagement, Incentive Programs, Motivating Employees

    5 Ways to Engage Employees

    Posted by brian on 04.16.2019

    5 Ways to Engage Employees

    According to Gallup, only about 20% of the global workforce is engaged in their work. Given the level of interest and attention to employee engagement in the last few years, that’s a disheartening figure. What’s the secret to engaging employees?

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    Topics: employee engagement, improve employee engagement, Motivating Employees

    Trump Should Operate with a Scalpel not a Chainsaw

    Posted by brian on 08.17.2017

    This article from the WSJ highlights what effect Trump-like deregulation may have; in this case stripping away regulations related to testing for sleep apnea among truckers and train engineers.  To most safety professionals such a move would be a step in the wrong direction and would make the world less safe.

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    Topics: Blog, improve employee engagement, safety, safety incentive programs, Safety Regulations

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